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Ethics and Integrity in Procurement (SQA Certificate) /

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Institutional integrity and the consequences of corruption are a top priority on all national agendas. Transparent and ethical procurement is recognised as a vital weapon, as is an increasing awareness of the need to develop ethical supply chains across all sectors.

It is essential that the skills to monitor, investigate and audit procurement operations are developed, and strategies established, to minimise the opportunities for corrupt or unethical practices to take place.

This qualification course addresses this critical global priority. It will equip procurement professionals with the tools needed to take a proactive lead in fighting corruption and improving integrity across both the public and private sectors.

It focuses on the causes of malpractice and the areas where procurement is at its most vulnerable. It also covers a range of management controls and best-practice techniques and takes a challenging look at issues of ethics and integrity among procurement practitioners. Includes case studies of real anti-corruption procurement initiatives delivered by Crown Agents and other organisations.

Course Objectives

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Assess and address vulnerabilities in procurement processes
  • Promote a code of ethics and protect ‘whistleblowers’
  • Design and implement a transparent and ethical procurement system
  • Develop corruption mitigation strategies and controls
  • Minimise malpractice through effective auditing and monitoring

Key Topics

  • The link between procurement rules and regulations and integrity
  • Leadership and communication skills to improve integrity in the workplace
  • Vulnerability assessment and integrity risk management
  • Ethical codes and policies and developing toolkits
  • eProcurement’s contribution to integrity

All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.

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